The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 12 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Python 7 21 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.78% 14.09% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.91% 21.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 0
Average daily rate £400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Python
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
44 96 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 48.89% 64.43% 51.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 69 28
Average daily rate £325 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £477 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Cheltenham region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cheltenham region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 21 (91.30%) Bash Shell
2 20 (86.96%) DV Cleared
2 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
3 19 (82.61%) Java
4 18 (78.26%) Linux
5 16 (69.57%) ISTQB
6 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (30.43%) Unix
8 5 (21.74%) Perl
8 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
8 5 (21.74%) ISEB
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (17.39%) Test Management
9 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
9 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (13.04%) VMware
10 3 (13.04%) Ruby
10 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
10 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 3 (13.04%) C++
10 3 (13.04%) Windows
10 3 (13.04%) Project Management
10 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
10 3 (13.04%) Rational Functional Tester

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) JBoss
1 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
2 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.04%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
4 2 (8.70%) RSpec
4 2 (8.70%) Selenium
5 1 (4.35%) Ant
5 1 (4.35%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
5 1 (4.35%) Maven
5 1 (4.35%) Subversion
5 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
1 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
1 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 2 (8.70%) CentOS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
3 4 (17.39%) Test Management
4 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Kanban
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) Bash Shell
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) Ruby
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) Lua
6 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) DV Cleared
1 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (69.57%) ISTQB
3 5 (21.74%) ISEB
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.35%) RHCE
5 1 (4.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) Sun
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